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2018 District Convention News

Registration for District Convention is open! 

For online registration information and/or to print a registration form click here. 


“Grace Above All” is the theme of the 27th Biennial MN South District Convention –June 29-30, 2018 at the Verizon Center, Mankato, MN. 

The theme is based on theBible verse “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me wasnot in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:10a).

After requests for a shorter convention, it will be shortened to Friday through Saturday. The business and decisions of the LWML Minnesota South District must be conductedat the convention. This includes setting the 2018 – 2020 Mission Goal, choosing the Mission Grants that we will fund, updating Bylaws, and electing the officersthat will serve from 2018 – 2022. Christian Life Bible studies will be at 7:15am on Friday and Saturday, with the third Bible study Saturday afternoon as part of the convention program. The Communion Service will be Friday evening. Rev. Robert Mundahl, LWML National Senior Counselor, will be Proclaimer. Bible study leader will be Rev. Dr. Gary Zieroth, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions, Fort Wayne Seminary. Mission Speakers are Rev. Ben Griffin, Executive Director of LINC Twin Cities, and Rev. Ryan McDermott, Area Facilitator for Deaf Ministry - West and Central Africa.

Changing the convention is challenging. Some things had to be eliminated. Our hope is that this convention honors God, and inspires all who attend to: “Serve the Lord with Gladness” (Psalm 100:2).
Margaret Hesemann, LWML District President 2014 - 2018


Delegates:  The 3 documents for your voting attention are now posted below . At your earliest convenience, please access these documents to review before coming to the convention. You will find the Candidate Bios for the Nominees, the Proposed 2018 Mission Grants, and the Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws.

This information will be in the Convention Manual you receive when you register at the convention so it is not necessary to bring a copy with you. You may however want to print a copy off the website and prayerfully review it. Please share as you are able to with your society ladies.

Blessings as you prepare to do the work of delegate voting.

 * Candidate Bios 

 * Proposed 2018-2020 Mission Grants

 * Proposed Amendments to ByLaws


Mini Convention Schedule: See convention newsletter for room numbers.

Thursday, June 28

  • Convention Registration  5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
  • Mission Pledge Walk        6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
  • Servant Event                  7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
  • First-Timers Event          8:00 P.M.

Friday, June 29

  • Convention Registration  6:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • Bible Study                      7:15 A.M.
  • Convention Sessions       8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  • Choir Rehearsal              4:15 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
  • Worship Service with Communion 7:30 P.M.

Saturday, June 30

  • Bible Study                    7:15 A.M.
  • Convention Sessions     8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.


Exhibitor questions should be directed to Meeting Manager, Renee Chambard at